Tuscany & Florence with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
November 6 - 13, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Italy's Heart & Soul
Immersive culinary & cultural exploration with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
November 6 - 13, 2024
One exclusive departure — reserve your spot — this will sell out!
8 Days, 7 Nights
The very best of Florence, Siena & the Tuscan coast
The flavors linger like an Italian aria. You’ve just tasted a perfectly crafted glass of Chianti in its birthplace. As you look out over an expanse of centuries-old vineyards, the sun dips behind the fabled hills of Tuscany and streams a symphony of color over the valley — and it suddenly hits you. The simple ingredients, the methodical preparation, the exact harmony — it’s one long love letter to Italy, a place rooted in the philosophy of Slow Food that feels like nowhere else in Europe. You’ll soon be eating freshly foraged truffles and a dessert topped with hazelnuts harvested from just down the road. You take another sip and whisper a salute to slowing down, to the stories that emerge with every course, to every small moment of this unforgettable experience.
Traveling with us are Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, the husband-and-wife duo and culinary icons behind Michelin-star gem Don Angie in New York City. From picturesque Tuscan vineyards to humble trattorias in Siena, Angie and Scott have invited us to a part of Italy near and dear to their heart – they married in Florence in 2015. This is their second modern adventure, and we can’t wait to travel with these incredible humans again.
If you like your food and culture layered over thousands of years of history, this trip is for you. From the buzz of Florence’s markets to the serene Tuscan countryside, we’ll explore the most iconic corners of Italy from every angle, tasting everything as we go.
Tuscany's artisans and producers, winemakers and chefs, at the peak of their craft
Traditional meals, the best street foods, and local flavors paired with top regional wines
Yourself in the beauty of Italy, from medieval hilltop towns to pastoral farms and vineyards
With centuries of tradition, Angie and Scott, and inspired travelers like you
3 Reasons to Travel with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
After culinary careers apart in various acclaimed New York City restaurants and countless travels to Italy together, Angie and Scott first started working together at Manhattan restaurant Quality Italian. Fast forward to their own concept Don Angie, and it's clear that they've become masters of Italian-American cuisine. It’s how they've earned a coveted Michelin star, and why Condé Nast Traveler and The New York Times consider Don Angie one of NYC's best restaurants.
A Vow to Return
Angie and Scott love Florence so much that they got married there. It's a city full of old-world romance and tucked away trattorias, and they can't wait to show us around one of their favorite cities in the world.
New York's Finest
In a city brimming with Italian food, Don Angie has made a name for itself in NYC as one of THE hottest spots in dining because of Angie and Scott’s unique take on Italian- American fare. We can't wait to follow these masterful chefs to the origins of their inspiration.
Stories for Days
From Angie’s childhood memories with Italian grandparents to their hysterical dining stories of visiting the region as a couple, there won’t be a dull moment as we traverse the Tuscan countryside with smiles on our faces.
Gallery Art HotelFlorence
Set in a quiet courtyard just steps from the Ponte Vecchio, this intimate boutique hotel was dreamed up by a Florentine architect as a home away from home for art lovers, and its pleasingly minimalist interior doubles as a contemporary art space featuring rotating exhibits by the likes of Andy Warhol, Dave Lachappelle and Roberto Koch. Make like a local and head to the buzzy, indoor-outdoor terrace bar for exceptional cocktails.
Castel MonasteroCastelnuovo di Garfagnana
Just east of Siena in the timeless Tuscan countryside, this beautifully restored medieval monastery is set among rolling vineyards among the cypresses and olive groves, where it’s served as a sanctuary for centuries. Original architectural features abound—stone staircases, vaulted ceilings, elegant courtyards—as do contemporary luxuries like the sumptuous spa and three swimming pools.
Book Tuscany & Florence with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at Florence’s Airport (FLR), where we’ll transfer to Gallery Hotel Art. Our last day is in Florence as well. Your flight should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from FLR airport.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Italy for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for three months beyond your planned departure date, though we recommend that your passport be valid for 6 calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Italy.
Not a US citizen? Please check with the Italian Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before July 9, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 10, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after September 7, 2024 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).